Archive - Feb 19, 2012
HERSHEY âÂ Competing at the stateâs highest level is both an honor and a challenge for all of Pennsylvaniaâs wrestlers.
Last weekend, Brookville traveled to Hershey to compete in the PIAA Class AA State Championships, and the Raiders emerged with a fourth-place medal.
âWe felt as a group we were a top-four team, possibly a top-three team,â Brookville head coach Dave Klepfer said. âWe went down there, and the competition was great. To come away with fourth place, I think everybody involved was pretty happy with that.â
Daniel Grant Ruffner, 94, Marion Center, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Hillsdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hillsdale.
He was born Sept. 29, 1917, in West Mahoning Township, a son of the late Daniel C. and Emma (Fitzgerald) Ruffner.
Mr. Ruffner was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Prior to a lengthy illness, Mr. Ruffner made his home in Florida, before returning to Marion Center.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Mabel Peffer of Marion Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When Gov. Tom Corbett said last year he was going to make some major cuts in the amount of funding that school districts received, he wasn't bluffing.
Public schools, which had to absorb about $860 million in spending cuts for the 2011-12 school year, will see their basic subsidies rise about $45 million to $5.4 billion, but could lose $100 million in grants that helped fund full-day kindergarten and other programs, such as dual enrollment.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(April 29, 1896)
John K. Coxson